They are often expensive because lending countries insist their companies should be involved.
Experts say the city can use a facelift, but its VND1 trillion plan for granite sidewalks is wasteful.
Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi disappoint, unable to crack the top 5 of the annual competitiveness index.
Temperatures in the southern region will reach 39 degrees Celsius, or 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
The number of visitors surged 20 percent compared to the same period last year.
Hang Rai in Ninh Thuan Province with take your breath away with its deep blue water and coral reef.